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  • Downloads // Nov 2009

    TechRepublic's Geek Gift Guide 2009

    Regardless of their current economic situation, technology geeks love to give and receive electronic gadgets. And, it is not just any gadget they want, but the best electronic gizmos. TechRepublic once again brings together our unique perspective reviews of some of the best geek gifts on the market, all just...

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  • eBooks // Mar 2015

    Executive's guide to IoT and big data (free ebook)

    This latest ebook from ZDNet and TechRepublic looks at the impact of the exploding digital universe, the strategic business value of IoT and big data, and the next wave of trends and developments you're likely to see.

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  • eBooks // Feb 2015

    Executive's guide to the next wave of security challenges

    The proliferation of cyberattacks and the failure of traditional tools to safeguard businesses and individuals have brought us to a new reality: It's no longer a matter of if you're attacked, but when and how. To help you stay on top of current and emerging security concerns and build effective...

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  • Downloads // Dec 2014

    Apple's first employee: The remarkable odyssey of Bill Fernandez (PDF download)

    Best known as the guy who introduced Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, Bill Fernandez speaks out on Apple's founding magic, how love built the first Mac, and the computer of the future. Download the full feature article in magazine format as a free PDF that you can read on your...

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  • eBooks // Dec 2014

    Founder's guide to launching a startup (free ebook)

    This latest ebook from ZDNet and TechRepublic focuses on tips, strategies, and success stories aimed at helping new entrepreneurs and founders-in-the-making navigate the tricky path of launching a startup.

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  • eBooks // Nov 2014

    Executive's guide to strategic tech planning: 2015 and beyond (free ebook)

    IT and business leaders who are tasked with creating a technology roadmap must balance dynamic business priorities and economic realities against a tech landscape that changes by the minute. This free ebook looks at topics that influence this strategic planning, including emerging technologies, digital workplace trends, and IT practices and...

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  • Downloads // Oct 2014

    What the latest tech revolution means for the future of music (PDF download)

    As cloud collaboration changes expectations, the music industry is primed for disruption. A new breed of cloud tools is enhancing how artists in separate locations create beautiful music together. Download the full feature article in magazine format as a free PDF that you can read on your tablet, laptop, or...

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  • Downloads // Oct 2014

    Shenzhen's ascent from Chinese fishing village to the world's gadget factory (PDF download)

    In three decades, Shenzhen has skyrocketed from a remote coastal town to the tech manufacturing capital of the world. Steve Ranger explains how and what it means for the future of China and the world. Download the full feature article in magazine format as a free PDF you can read...

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  • eBooks // Oct 2014

    Executive's guide to the modern IT budget (free ebook)

    As organizations grapple with spending decisions for 2015, they must factor in the potential business value of new technologies, as well as some shifting priorities.

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  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Ryan Cloud computing test

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  • eBooks // Aug 2014

    Executive's guide to understanding the IT job market (free ebook)

    Powerful trends like cloud, mobility, and big data -- as well as disruptive innovations like 3D printing and IoT -- are reshaping the IT industry. So it's no surprise that the tech job market is changing along with it. This free guide from ZDNet and TechRepublic offers insight and advice...

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  • eBooks // Aug 2014

    Executive’s guide to the business possibilities of 3D printing (free ebook)

    3D printing may hold both promise and peril, according to industry experts. This latest guide from ZDNet and TechRepublic looks at how this evolving technology is being used, the benefits it offers, and the concerns it raises.

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  • eBooks // Jun 2014

    Executive's guide to the hybrid cloud (free ebook)

    Hybrid clouds are helping enterprises find a balance between their internal IT infrastructure and public cloud services. This guide looks at the business advantages -- and potential deal-killers -- of hybrid cloud strategies.

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  • Downloads // Apr 2014

    Stadiums race to digitize (PDF download)

    Younger fans are leaving stadiums when they can't get connected, so sports teams are finally embracing technology as a way to improve the fan experience and increase the team’s bottom line. Download the full feature article from TechRepublic's Teena Hammond in magazine format as a free PDF that you can...

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  • eBooks // Mar 2014

    Executive's guide to microservers in the data center (free ebook)

    Microservers may not have enough muscle to carry out heavy-duty data center tasks, but they’re good at handling certain lightweight workloads -- saving space and reducing energy costs in the process. This ZDNet/TechRepublic ebook looks at how microservers are being used, their benefits and limitations, and how decision makers are...

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  • Downloads // Mar 2014

    Why tech giants are finally cleaning up their act on conflict minerals (PDF download)

    The rich mineral mines of the Democratic Republic of Congo supply valuable minerals to the tech industry, but they come at a deadly cost that is finally being faced. Download the full feature article from TechRepublic's Nick Heath in magazine format as a free PDF that you can read on...

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  • Downloads // Mar 2014

    Microsoft's redemption song in Africa (download magazine version as PDF)

    Africans are taking control of their own destiny in technology, and Microsoft is no longer just giving away software but using its resources to fuel innovation fires instead. It is catalyzing grassroots tech revolutions on the world’s least connected continent. Download the full feature article from TechRepublic's Lyndsey Gilpin in...

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  • Downloads // Mar 2014

    Memes pwn the web (download the magazine version as a PDF)

    If you want to know how memes came to dominate the web, how they may evolve into '"emes," and why they may hold the secret to the future of life on earth, then you better read this. Download the feature article in magazine format as a free PDF that you...

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  • Downloads // Mar 2014

    The inside story of how Aaron Levie and his childhood friends built Box into a $2 billion business

    One of the most hotly anticipated tech IPOs of 2014 is run by four childhood classmates who grew up and built a cloud computing juggernaut during their 20s. This TechRepublic cover story from Rachel King tells how Aaron Levie and his friends created the company and grew it into one...

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  • eBooks // Mar 2014

    Executive's guide to tablets in the enterprise

    Tablets are proving their worth as a useful tool for many business users. This guide looks at the current tablet landscape, what lies ahead, and how the devices are being used to enhance productivity.

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  • eBooks // Feb 2014

    Executive's guide to the end of Windows XP support

    See how organizations are dealing with Windows XP's end-of-life deadline, the consequences of various migration (or stay-put) scenarios, and the obstacles encountered by companies moving off the OS.

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  • eBooks // Jan 2014

    Executive's guide to enterprise storage

    This guide from ZDNet and TechRepublic delves into enterprise storage strategies and the tech that's enabling companies to effectively manage the growing volume of valuable digital information.

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  • Case Studies // Dec 2013

    Conversations on the Future of Business: Unlocking Human Potential

    Four Key Insights into How Technology Influences Employee Performance Interested in understanding how innovation impacts employee/employer relationships? This interview transcript reveals Forbes Media’s strategy for increasing the value delivered by its employees and freelancers and creating a rewarding work environment. By taking advantage of advanced insights into how potential...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2013

    Modernized data Protection with Veam and HP Storage

    In this solution brief, HP and Veeam have teamed up to present an end-to-end storage and data protection solution optimized for virtual environments.A complete VM data protection recovery solution from HP and Veeam saves money by dramatically reducing the time it takes to back up and recover a VM. With...

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  • eBooks // Nov 2013

    Executive's guide to IT security and risk management

    Today's IT leaders and security professionals are facing a threat landscape that has outgrown traditional solutions. ZDNet and TechRepublic put together this ebook to help organizations understand and mitigate the latest generation of risks.

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  • White Papers // Nov 2013

    Tech Roundup: Big Data

    While Big Data as a technology may still be finding its way into the business world, it's already becoming the hottest trend for organizations looking for a competitive edge. But it will require is a better understanding of what big data is and isn't - only then an organization can...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2013

    Tech Roundup: Big Data, An Untapped Resource

    Organizations worldwide are quickly realizing the value of gathering, processing, storing and taking action on large volumes of data. However, determining the right strategy to help sort through all of this information is not as simple as many companies would like it to be. In this intelligence report, you...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2013

    Tech Roundup: How to Take Advantage of Big Data Analytics

    Imagine being able to take every piece of information created about your organization across any digital environment and being able to leverage it to be more competitive. How organizations plan and implement these initiatives will ultimately determine how successful they will be. And if your organization is looking for more...

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  • eBooks // Oct 2013

    Executive's guide to the future of IT leadership (free ebook)

    Major trends like cloud and BYOD are changing how IT supports the business – as well as who's calling the shots. This guide explores the issues surrounding the shifting role of the IT leader.

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  • eBooks // Sep 2013

    Executive's guide to Big Data strategies and best practices (free ebook)

    Organizations are investing more than ever in Big Data technologies, but many initiatives are still in the planning and piloting stages. This guide will help you harness the real business value of your approach to Big Data.

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  • eBooks // Aug 2013

    Executive's guide to infrastructure as a service (IaaS)

    Develop the right cloud strategy for your organization with the help of the advice and insights collected in this latest guide from ZDNet and TechRepublic.

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  • Research // Aug 2013

    Research: IaaS impact on data center design and staffing

    The importance of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is evident in the growing number of companies either already implementing, or planning to implement. Underscoring the strength of IaaS is the responses gathered in each of the last two Tech Pro Research surveys on the topic. The first, in April, detailed...

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  • eBooks // Jul 2013

    Executive's guide to virtualization in the enterprise

    This ebook from ZDNet and TechRepublic will help IT and business leaders learn about the risks, challenges, and benefits of virtualization technologies.

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  • Research // Jul 2013

    More companies turning to desktop virtualization (APAC)

    Desktop virtualization is growing in popularity, even though it's been around for several years. TechRepublic did a survey to see who is using virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and the benefits, both expected and expected. This research report focuses on the result of the TechRepublic survey on who is using VDI,...

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  • Downloads // Jul 2013

    Virtualizing the Enterprise: A Q&A with the Editors in Chief

    This question-and-answer session with ZDNet editor in chief Larry Dignan and TechRepublic editor in chief Jason Hiner provides a broad industry view of our latest special feature, Virtualizing the Enterprise.

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  • eBooks // Jun 2013

    Executive's guide to IT innovation in small businesses

    This guide offers a look at some of the ways small businesses are embracing best practices, new tech, and transformative opportunities to achieve unprecedented growth and success.

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  • White Papers // Jun 2013

    Tech Roundup: Combat complex security risks

    In today’s business, it’s rare for a week to go by without reports of a high-profile data breach or a denial-of-service attack. Organisations are susceptible to myriad of risks, and according to Gartner, they will spend $67.2 billion in 2013 to stay safe in this increasingly complex security landscape. But...

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  • Downloads // May 2013

    Research: Leaders share software-defined networking's benefits, obstacles, favored vendors (AU)

    In April 2013, TechRepublic conducted an online survey to find out who is using software-defined networking (SDN), why they plan to implement it, and the results they've experienced.

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  • White Papers // May 2013

    Executive's guide to software-defined networking (AU)

    This guide explains what software-defined networking is, what benefits it offers, how it is currently being implemented, and what promise it holds for the future.

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  • eBooks // May 2013

    Executive's guide to software-defined networking

    This guide explains what software-defined networking is, what benefits it offers, how it is currently being implemented, and what promise it holds for the future.

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  • Downloads // Nov 2009

    TechRepublic's Geek Gift Guide 2009

    Regardless of their current economic situation, technology geeks love to give and receive electronic gadgets. And, it is not just any gadget they want, but the best electronic gizmos. TechRepublic once again brings together our unique perspective reviews of some of the best geek gifts on the market, all just...

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  • Downloads // Jan 2006

    Gather Windows system details with this VBscript

    This handy VBscript gathers information on Windows machines and writes the information to a CSV file. Use the handy VBscript to gather a variety of system information on and Windows machines in your domain. When run, this script gathers a computer machine name, number of processors, total RAM, manufacturer,...

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  • Downloads // Dec 2004

    Compare three disaster recovery solutions

    Choose the disaster recovery solution that is best for your organization. Evaluate the pros and cons of the three basic options: tape backup, high availability, and remote availability.

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  • Downloads // Nov 2005

    Define project expectations with this criteria acceptance form

    Establishing acceptance criteria at the beginning of a project helps ensure that the results are well received. This sample form will make those criteria clear from the project outset. Detailing acceptance criteria on the front end of a project will go a long way toward clarifying customer needs and...

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  • Tools & Templates // Jul 2005

    Active Directory object nomenclature checklist

    Plan a migration, reorganize your AD installation, or integrate new organizations into your existing directory by creating a nomenclature for distinguishing objects. This Excel workbook is designed as a resource for developing a standard for object nomenclature in your Active Directory installation. The workbook focuses on users, groups, computers,...

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  • Downloads // Dec 2005

    10 common SQL Server problems and solutions

    This list outlines 10 common SQL Server problems and solutions. This handy two-page list outlines 10 familiar SQL Server problems and an assortment of solutions. From "Out of Space" errors to a database going suspect, this list is great quick reference for every SQL administrator.Here's a sample:Number 1: Users...

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  • Downloads // Oct 2005

    10 things you should know about the NETSH tool

    NETSH is a lesser-known command-line tool that can help you cut to the chase when you need to perform various networking tasks. These pointers will help you use it to streamline your configuration, administration, and documentation chores. Despite its power and versatility, NETSH is often passed over in favor...

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  • Downloads // Nov 2003

    Sample Active Directory User Database

    You can use this sample database to maintain user information in Access. Then you can import and export that information into Active Directory.

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  • Downloads // Nov 2003

    Sample Active Directory Chart

    Figuring out how to properly design an Active Directory environment can be confusing. You can use this sample Visio Active Directory Chart to use as a starting point in designing your Active Directory Forest.

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  • Downloads // Mar 2001

    Software/hardware policy

    If you're developing software/hardware guidelines for your organization, this sample policy will help you get started. It covers acceptable use, licensing issues, equipment standards, and violations.

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  • Downloads // Feb 2004

    Automated Laptop Checkout Tool

    The Automated Laptop Checkout Tool is a VBA-driven Excel workbook that displays an online form to simplify the recording of information about borrowed laptops. The form stores the info in a worksheet and prints a copy for the user and tech to sign.

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  • Downloads // Feb 2006

    Quickly assess new employees' computer skills with this evaluation form

    Develop the best plan for training and supporting new employees by using this form to gauge their level of computer expertise. When a new employee walks in the door, the IT staff has gained a user to support--possibly someone who has little or no real computer experience. To avoid...

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  • Downloads // Sep 2000

    Track turnover in your organization with an employee separation checklist

    Keep track of employee turnover in your organization with a customizable checklist. Turnover is a fact of life in the corporate environment. Keeping tabs on the flow can be simplified with a tools designed for that purpose. The TechRepublic Employee Separation Checklist, available in this free download, can help...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2011

    10 Firefox extensions that will enhance your Web surfing experience

    Because it is an open source project, the Firefox browser is continuously being improved and enhanced. These 10 Firefox extensions are just a few of the applications created for the platform by the community at large. One of the main benefits of all most all open source...

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  • Downloads // Jan 2006

    10 commands you should master when working with the Cisco IOS

    This list contains the 10 commands every Cisco IOS user should know inside and out. As the Cisco IOS is riddled with thousands of commands, configuring it can be challenging. This download will help you master the 10 commands to know, inside and out, when using the Cisco IOS....

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  • Downloads // Jan 2002

    Welcome letter

    Download this welcome letter from the IT department to help when new employees join your company. Distributing the welcome letter will not only help newbies hit the ground running, it will also reduce calls to the help desk.

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  • Downloads // Feb 2006

    Use this workbook to generate scheduled downtime reports

    This Excel workbook offers a quick, easy way to keep your users informed about scheduled outages. Just plug in the relevant information and e-mail the report to all affected users and/or their managers. When it comes to their computers, end users hate surprises. The surprise they hate the most...

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  • Downloads // May 2002

    New-user orientation kit

    Start users off on the right foot with our new-user orientation kit. This handy training resource contains a "Get to know your help desk" PowerPoint presentation, a welcome letter, and three informative articles, all designed to help orient new users.

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  • Downloads // Sep 2005

    Prioritize help desk requests with this call-level chart

    Both large and small IT shops can benefit from using a call-level plan to improve staff productivity and user satisfaction. To help you create such a plan, we've developed this sample call level chart, which you can tailor to meet your needs. Prioritizing support calls is a critical process...

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  • Downloads // Aug 2005

    Seven keys to implementing an ITIL framework

    The IT Infrastructure Library, a group of standards for service, has gained acceptance as a nonproprietary framework for IT projects. Here's a look at how you can integrate ITIL into your organization. Today's business environment demands that IT be more attentive to customer requests by delivering quality solutions and...

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  • Downloads // Dec 2005

    Focus your DR planning by using these five levels of disaster classification

    Nearly everyone involved in disaster recovery planning has some idea of the types of disasters that could strike, but few have concrete ideas on how to apply those concepts to the plan itself. This classification system defines disaster levels and what your response should be for each one. An...

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  • Downloads // Sep 2005

    10 things you should do to effectively implement change management

    Good change management acts like a traffic light that regulates the smooth flow of changes. Set up a well-deployed process to ensure that changes don't adversely affect your system performance. Many people mistakenly view change management as more IT red tape, failing to realize how much disruption can occur...

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  • Tools & Templates // Nov 2008

    Automated invoice template

    If you're looking for a convenient, no-frills way to generate invoices, this template may be just what you need. It prompts for client information, includes a table for listing charges, and calculates taxes and totals for you.For instructions on how to create your own Word invoice template (and how to...

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  • Downloads // Aug 2004

    How to build a service catalog

    Use this set of templates and explanatory article to build a service catalog to document IT services and assist your customers.

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  • Downloads // Jan 2005

    Project planning template for project managers

    Documenting a project from planning through completion can mean the difference between a successful IT implementation and a failed one. With this project planning template, it's easier than ever for project managers to ensure the accuracy and completeness of their project documentation. From identifying deliverables and milestones to picking team...

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  • Downloads // Jun 2005

    Export Excel comments to Word VBScript

    Excel's comment feature allows you to quickly and easily describe a cell's function or provide additional information. While printing these comments is relatively simple, getting them into a Word document can prove more difficult. You can manually copy and paste each comment, but this is tedious and time-consuming.The Export Excel...

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  • Downloads // Aug 2005

    Combine the versatility of XML and JavaScript to create an adaptable quiz application

    Follow the creation and evolution of a JavaScript-based quiz application as a developer satisfies the specified requirements for a client-side-only solution. Developing applications based on the requirements specified by your clients often requires a certain amount of ingenuity and imagination. This download walks you through...

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  • Tools & Templates // Feb 2005

    Gap Analysis Tool: E-commerce

    Trying to figure out whether your current e-commercesolution will meet your needs? TechRepublic's GapAnalysis Tool can help--rank which requirements matter most to you, inputrankings for your current solution, and get a gap analysis to help identify thekey issues and determine the best solution. Once you've identified the areaswhere you need...

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  • Downloads // Nov 2005

    10 things you should know about being a great IT manager

    The 10 suggestions outlined in this download can help both new and seasoned managers become great IT managers. IT Managers can easily get caught up in day-to-day operations and activities and lose sight of important management behaviors. Whether you're a new or seasoned manager, the following suggestions can help...

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  • Downloads // May 2005

    Computer hardware inventory list

    When you're troubleshooting hardware problems, you need to know the make and model of the equipment you're dealing with. But if you've never worked on the PC before, that can be a challenge. This update of our hardware inventory list will make it easy to record the necessary details for...

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  • Downloads // Feb 2005

    75 essential Excel tips

    This compilation of 75 practical, time-saving tech tips will help your Microsoft Excel users make quick work of many common and not-so-common Excel tasks. From data entry and cell formatting to currency conversion and workbook sharing, users of all levels can improve their Excel skills with these valuable tech tips....

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  • Downloads // Mar 2005

    HP BIOS POST error code list

    When an HP Integrity, NetServer, Carrier Grade Server, Proliant, Kayak, Pavilion, Vectra, or Workstation machine fails its POST, the error code messages can be a helpful troubleshooting tool. Yet deciphering these cryptic clues can be a tedious and frustrating process. This document simplifies the process by linking you to the...

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  • Downloads // Jun 2005

    Windows XP services that can be disabled

    One of the most effective ways to secure a Windows XP workstation is to turn off unnecessary services. This reference sheet lists each Windows XP SP 2 service, describes each service's function, specifies whether you can safely disable the service, and outlines the ramifications of doing so.Join the...

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  • Downloads // Sep 2002

    Database: Track software licensing compliance

    This Microsoft Access database can help your organization keep close tabs on software licensing compliance by offering a fast and easy way to track all licenses.

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  • Downloads // Jun 2005

    Relocating a server room: A case study

    Few tasks can cause the kind of nightmares involved with moving a server room. But such a move can also help you get a better handle on your network and its systems. Download this case study of how one IS department implemented a successful move.

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  • Downloads // Jan 2003

    Wireless access point placement diagram

    The placement of wireless access points requires careful planning so that wireless clients can connect in all the required areas. This Visio diagram of a detailed WAP site plan provides an example of this type of design.

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  • Downloads // Mar 2002

    Network documentation outline

    Network documentation should be an exact science. This detailed outline of the items that need to be included in a successful network documentation effort will help you get organized and become a better network administrator.

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  • Downloads // May 2002

    High impact resume for the experienced IT pro

    The resume of the experienced IT professional needs to emphasize technical accomplishments and successful projects. Here is an example you can download and use as a template for creating your own resume.

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  • Downloads // Sep 2002

    Network outage report template

    This Microsoft Word template will help you report a network or Web site outage, document the steps taken to resolve the issue, and indicate who was notified of the problem.

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  • Downloads // Oct 2002

    Network change request template

    Use this document template as a standard form for requesting and tracking network changes in your organization. With this form, you can keep IT staff informed of needed changes and ensure that a standard procedure is followed when changes are made.

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